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in the obama white house, and we have the former governor from maryland, bob you recall c ehrlich. and brag on your book. check out the book. but look, you talk about hope and change. >> it's a slogan. >> we're all for success. >> if you're for success, why won't you stand with us? >> we're grading on a curve? i wish we had this curve in law school. i needed the curve. >> listen, we have made real progress. we're moving toward, i feel lying the healthier this gets, the sicker you guys look. this is fixable. >> and we're fixing it. >> that's the bad news. this is the part that's fixable. now we'll get to the numbers, to middle america, the middle class, we'll get to a sticker shock. >> you mean, the middle dallas will finally stop being discriminated against? kids will be able to get health care? >> higher deductibles, and you loose your doctor. >> in the private sector, the first 90 days of a website is called beta. you expect it to -- >> i have not gotten -- >> though nobody has fired. something is in charge, i hope, but forget that. i do think that the governmentor is making an important
the new white house effort to sell obama care after the re-launch without any security as we just went over in the last segment. juan, what can the president say to the millions who have gotten their cancellation letters, the millions who are paying higher premiums, the millions of people who can't keep their doctors. what can you possibly say to them? >> well, i know what their script is. i think what you're saying is very real, sean, so i'm not minimizing it at all. so you know they're going to say the president is right now confident enough of the status of the website that he is telling people look, don't forget, you get health care, the kids can stay on your plan. they can't kick you off with pre-existing conditions. >> mercedes, that is not the main promises, the main selling points that the president made. >> so the president is confident that the website is working better, right? however, the american people are not confident in the president. what we're seeing is that four out of ten americans in the most recent poll that came out on cnn basically said the president doesn't kn
unhappy with the president and even more unhappy with obama care. our fox news chief white house correspondent ed henry is live on the north lawn. ed? >> good to see you. for the second straight day the president is dealing basically with what's become a rebellion from the base. yesterday he spoke to a liberal group about income inequality and attended a youth summit to fire up students. today, as you mentioned an msnbc interview at american university with till disillusioned students. we caught up with the disappointed students. even as they defended them they said they know nothing about the law. listen. >> promise to bring the cost of health care law. unemployment is an issue in our generation. when i graduate from college i want a job open in the marketplace for me. >> i try to keep up with the news. i couldn't tell you what the affordable care act does. >> these are the young, healthy people they need to sign up to make the the math for the law work. some of them on the campus of american university where the president was today is saying i follow the news and i don't know w
to see a return to one party rule. charles krauthammer reacts. did the obama white house quietly pass a rule giving unions a huge tax break under obama care? that investigation is next. later, a bus full of kids so out of control the driver had to call the cops. wait until you hear who wound up in trouble. >> [ bleep ] focus on what you're doing. what if you hit somebody? you think it's [ bleep ] funny, look at me like a man. mine was earned orbiting the moon in 1971. afghanistan in 2009. on the u.s.s. saratoga in 1982. [ male announcer ] once it's earned, usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve current and former military members and their families is without equal. begin your legacy. get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. a body at rest tends to stay at rest... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebr
the hour by president obama from the white house. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> part of an emotional appearance late today by president obama in the white house briefing room. nbc news correspondent roh rohit kachroo. all tonight we have seen people gathering to celebrate and sing celebrating the life of nelson mandela. while it's important to note that some will wake up to the sad news in the morning. >> reporter: that's right, brian. it is incredibly early in the morning here. almost 2:00. and many south africans haven't heard the news yet. but a few hundred of those who have came down here to nelson mande mandela's home. immediately they have gathered around us. they are singing songs from the anti-apartheid struggle. singing in all 12 languages, multi-cultural, multi-racial celebration of the rainbow nation. and one of the fascinating observations here is how young people are. like south africa itself, this crowd is young. the
was briefed by the obama white house on the health care and grace marie turner, she will be testifying tomorrow on obama health care. what's the thrust of your testimony going to be tomorrow? >> the president has said that oh, we don't need to worry about those 5% of americans, 15 million americans that are losing their health insurance because of individual coverage. he said 85% to 90% of the rest of americans are fine nothing changes for them. what we're talking about is how many changes there are to those in the employer market, 150 million people have coverage through the employer market. and for small businesses and big businesses many of them are going to lose coverage, see much higher premiums, higher deductible, fewer doctors in their network. there are many, many changes to come. as many as 35 million people could lose their health insurance next year who have it through small businesses because small businesses decide they just can't afford it and they are going to pay the penalty instead. >> mark, what were your talking points today to deal with grace marie's 35 million peop
the white house had to reverse course anding a knowledge that president obama did in fact know that his uncle lives in boston, his uncle who was cited for dui and had it fight deportation, the president is fighting more criticism of his management style. they say the president rarely, if ever, had a private meeting with katherine sebelius. she took responsibility for the obama care snafus. the white house has not said how many times sebelius did sit down face-to-face with the president. earlier i asked how this report reflects on the white house, the president and his management style. >> i was surprised this week when the president told chris matthews in an interview that he really didn't think he had to reflect upon his management style, everything was fine in the white house, the real problem was the fact that we have such large signatuagencies government, big bureaucracies, it's hard to get things down. he's the chief executive. he's had five years to address that issue if that's what he thinks. if he thinks a bureaucracy is a problem like this, why did he assign the health care iss
, a live picture of the white house briefing room where president obama is set to make a statement. we'll bring it to you as soon as the president speaks. >>> earlier this afternoon, the announcement came from jacob zuma. he announced the crusaders death at a somber press conference. fellow south africans, nelson mandela brought us together and together we will bid him farewell. he was suffering from lung problems since he contracted tuberculosis on robin island. recent months, he's been in and out of the hospital. his family wished he had been home and, in fact, that is where he spent his last dais. >> again, we are awaiting comments from the white house and president obama. we will bring you the president's comments, his statement as soon as he makes them. >>> meanwhile, big changes coming in the forecast. >> here is veronica with a check of what we have coming our way this weekend. veronica? >> the last couple weeks, the temperatures have been up and down, seesawing. the air is going to stay cold. don't expect the 60s. the other thing i have been tracking is the sizable storm system
have met with nelson mandela in the past. we are waiting word from the white house. president obama is sure to have something to say about this in the next bit. most of the comments we are seeing already from congress, praising nelson mandela, the life he lived and what he meant not only to south africa, but to the world as a whole. i expect we are going to get a lot more of those comments in the next bit as people take stock of this man's life. he had been sick for sometime. we spoke in the last hour about the fact that president obama was in africa when there was a concern that maybe nelson mandela's health was failing him then and perhaps the president might visit. that didn't happen at the time, and now we get word that at age 95, nelson mandela has passed on. i expect to hear a significant amount of reaction from the united states to this news. >> we have gotten news that president obama will be making a statement at about 20 minutes past the hour. in that report you spoke about mandela, of nelson and the lack of rancor he had toward past enemies. that has not meant peaceful t
fixed. o that's a big challenge the white house faces. >> you want to talk to him about president obama, the legacy, how he's dealing with the most recent issues. healthcare.gov, the rollout of the website. the criticism he received. call.us a the phone lines there. 202-585-3881. democrats, 3880. 202-55-32882. on l take your comments e-mail and facebook and twitter. i want to ask you about the end of october. inattention to detail may hurt the presidential legacy. talk about the inattention to that you're seeing here? disclosures ping you'll recall. he said he was not aware that he united states was eavesdropping on the cell llor's personal phone. the glitches to the website is another that he has acknowledged has not prepared for. may are -- on their own seem relatively minor. of the the perception white house and a management team there that is trying to do things a it the same time. and not necessarily paying to the implementation of these major policy issues. whether it's national security and the nsa. or his health care law. it asit inattention or is some people have suggested pe
you his remarks live. president obama to speak from the white house in just a few moments. let's bring in nbc's andrea mitchell. such a full life led by nelson mandela. if you could speak about the escalating international pressure to release him back in 1990, what was that like? this must have been a real global effort. >> it was indeed. it began before that. during the reagan years, initially president reagan is very much against apartheid and he was led to the position finally of opposing apartheid by george schultz. a rising star and a strong presence on foreign policy than a senator from indiana. there was a global push for this from faith leaders and from anti-segregationists here in this country. we heard just now the secretary general of the united nations that no one has done more. no one in our era and generation has done more to fight discrimination than the moral leadership and example of this man who suffered for 27 years yet came out of prison with his wife winnie at his side and she has been imprisoned for 18 months at that time. in the anc, they came out of prison and m
. >> the news was followed by president obama at the white house. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> part of ap emotional appearance late today by president obama in the white house briefing room. nbc news correspondent based in south africa was outside the mandela home when the news broke and remains there tonight and ro hip, all night tonight we have seen video of people gathering to sing and celebrate the life of nelson mandela, while it's important to remember a lot of south africans are still going to wake up to the sad news in the morning. >> reporter: that's right, brian. it is in credcredibly early in morning here, almost 2:00 o'clock and many south africans haven't heard the news yet. a few hundred of those who have came down here to nelson mandela's home they gathered around singing songs of the anti-apartheid struggle, singing it in all 12 language,multi cultural multi racial musical celebration of the rainbow nation. one of the
hillary in the white house for eight years after president obama 70 white house for eight years. i don't. >> ready for hillary. >> no, no. i'm breaking out in hives. by the way i love her personally. >> they are friends. you are friends with the democrats? >> eye of the greatest respect for her and i cannot wait until we figure out how we will be her. >> well said. the last two questions i will turn into one. ronald reagan is on the cover and you write about ronald reagan. you talk about the party being split up right now. how do you bring it back together and tell us what you write in the book about that and could he win today? is that part of the problem? >> he could win today. i will say this though. one of the things that concerns me and it has concerned me for quite some time. it doesn't seem right now, even though we are divided into these camps, the actual ideology and issues don't seem to matter as much as say anger and rage. chris christie and i will not name any names because i have learned not to name names of talk radio types that do things that drive our party over the cli
that now because obviously obama asman in the white house for five years. the market is doing well under obama. it is not something the white house trumpets. the left is a little wary of hillary clinton. that is why there has been this chatter of elizabeth warren running for president. i don't think she will, barack obama said he would not run. the left is rising up in the fighting factions of the democratic party that were united in 2012. lou: i know it has always stood me in good stead to exit the word of any potential candid that there would not run. "a-team" in moments. we will take up the issue of this fellow strike and national walkout. take a minute, check this out on twitter. you can do so. facebook, loudobbs.com buried at next, then nothing white house and mending the president did, indeed, know something, but it was not quite what everybody thought. it is complicated and has something to do with his uncle and illegal immigrants and a stunningly close relationship. we will sort it out for you next. ♪ [ driver ] today, my ambulance knew all about a bike accident, just by talkin
face by the white house in admitting that its statement that president obama had never met his uncle, who recently walls allowed to stay in the u.s. despite a deportation order, was false. the white house said the mixup happened because no one asked the president about his relationship with his uncle. today, a lack of meetings has raised questions about the administration. the government accountability institute released an analysis of the presidential meetings with cabinet secretary since obama care was signed into law. according to that report, president obama did not meet with kathleen sebelius, the secretary of hhs, the secretary in charge of implementing obama care a single time. white house secretary jay carney questioned the accuracy of the report because it only looked at the public schedule. >> cabinet secretaries don't regularly get entered into the visitor's log because they come frequently. and she meets frequently with the president. >> she will be on capitol hill next week to face questions about obama care struggles. >>> remember the official stamp of the statue of lib
of the south african embassy in washington d.c. earlier president barack obama made remarks from the white house. we're back here with george, kirstin and charles. we'll hear about this man's life the next day or so or longer. the impact he had really will last long beyond that. a lot of people look at the peace deal he struck on a par tide as a model. >> it's a model that was facilitated by something we're still experimenting with. sanctions as a way of changing the behave or of other nations short of force. the united states and around the world, sanctions and all that had a way that worked. it hasn't worked with other nations. it had democratic roots in the world that helped still at the remarkable achievement. come back to the miracle of the man that showed no bitterness. if he felt hit and never expressioned it is astonishing. >> what separates him from normal human beings is after he went through sympathy. the clerk, white leader who released him and negotiated the transition, spoke shortly after the announcement after mandela's death and spoke about how in the negotiations mandela w
here. >> i think first things first for the obama white house. they want to get people signed up. they want to get a gathering sense of confidence that the law will actually work. he needs his own troops to do that. i think there's been some sterling examples of democrats really diving down in a place like kentucky, a southern state where the democratic governor felt he had no choice given the poverty of the state and number of people who need medicaid, et cetera, et cetera. nobody accused of steve bashir as being a washington base the leftist conspiracy or. an old fashioned kentucky politician who has gotten to work. he feels he could use any help he can get from groups elsewhere around the country. >> howard, you see people are diving down and getting into it in kentucky. you make me think about good old sec football and the republicans are like a football team with no offense and only a defense. they just keep trying to stop and never want to advance the ball. they have no strategies but they do have multiple defensive strategies. the repeal movement is now dead. the attack th
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inside the white house. first lady michele obama helped usher in the christmas season with the help of members of the military. but the event will be remembered by some for the behavior of the first pooches. beau and sonny. sonny encountered 2-year-old crystyn at the ceremony. she was fine. her parents took in in stride. >> he hit me and bumped me. >> she is fine. she is an alabama-text girl. alabama dad, texas mom. so we recover quick. >> she's tough. that's right. the first lady tugged sonny's leash and tried to remain composed. she was unfazed by the knockdown. she tried to feed the white house's -- she even tried to feed beau candy. >>> saying grace sold for a record $46 million at sotheby's auction on wednesday. the selling price was nearly three times higher than the previous auction record for a late artist. saying grace as you see right there feature as boy praying with an elderly woman in a crowded restaurant. it originally appeared on the thk issue cover of the saturday evening post in 19 -- [indiscernible] it was part of seven of rockwell's works that were for sale. two o
push to sell his healthcare law from the white house. president obama is launching a 20-day campaign to win back critical support. mike viqueira joins us from the white house. mike, it has been--we have documented almost every day of the two months and the difficulty in the roll out. what would you say the president is trying to accomplish for today's event? >> there were a couple of things. number one, two weeks ago the president was abject in his apology, contrite about all of the in snafus and however you t to name it, all the problems, and the two months that was really lost. he said listen we've got most of this worked out. the vast majority of people who logged on are going to have a successful experience. let's turn the page. because over the course of the next three weeks if you're going to get insurance through the website, and you want to be insured by january 1st. the kick off date for obamacare then you got to get on the stick. he wanted to reassure americans that the healthcare law was working and reassure democrats his core supporters. part of this was a political rall
. >> president obama attending a hanukah reception at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and courage and home and sought to bring about justice in south africa but to inspires millions around the world. >> they were moved by his long walk to freedom imprisoned for 27 years he was a global symbol of the fight against apartheid from the cell he rallied millions against race. and injustice. in 1990 the south african government, under heavy pressure at home and from around the world released mandela and began dismantling apartheid. >> never again shall it be that this beautiful land will be oppressed one by another. >> next week, south africa will hold a memorial at a stadium that seats 95,000 people. the white house says president obama will attend. >> thank you. hearts are heavy around the world and here in the bay area where the antiapartheid movement took center stage decades ago. mandela visited the bay area in june of 1990 including a speech in front of 58,000 people looking to see him at oakland coliseum. he just was re
importantly, how people can sign up. >> welcome to "the journal editorial report." that was president obama at the white house youth summit pitching the revamped whitehouse.gov website. they are touting this week's rising enrollment numbers and to sell it to a still skeptical public. is obama care on the road to recovery? let's ask joe rag go, deputy editor dan and kim. so joe, has obama care turned the corner here, as the white house says. >> they'd love to make you think that. what they did was they picked a -- they made a deliberate political decision to fix the part of the website that consumers see but they haven't fixed the so-called back end, the information systems that transmits data to insurers about who is signing up for their products. so it's essentially like ordering something online and never having it go to the warehouse to deliver. >> so the sign-up numbers have improved -- >> but still not totally up to speed. >> they are pitching this 29,000 enrollment figure for the first two days of december. is that meaningful? >> look, they were looking for seven million people to sig
and a remarkable life that he led. president obama here at home has ordered flags at the white house to be lowered in tribute. nelson mandela could have been bitter after spending 27 years in prison among the worst conditions imaginable. instead of revenge, when he was released he sought reconciliation. he became south africa's first democratically elected and first black president and forge ad legacy of forgiveness and unit. bill: we learned moments ago, mandela's national funeral will take place december 15th, nine days from now. greg palkot leading coverage. greg, you were in south africa six months ago. how are people reacting there? >> reporter: that's right, bill. we were outside the pretoria hospital whereenelson mandela laid gravely ill couple months ago. we saw the outpouring. the scenes we're looking at now from south africa is just the beginning. it will continue. crowds are gathering outside of the johannesburg house where mandela spent last troubling weeks and months. they're marking the passing of the person they can the father of their country. they're mourning and also celebrating
. this is what "politico" wrote today about this effort by the white house. "president barack obama will launch a coordinated campaign tuesday by the white house, congressional democrats and their outside allies to return attention to why the affordable care act passed in the first place." republicans sent out "did anyone tell congressional democrats? the house radio tv gallery lists not single event by democrats today. the white house focused on a nonobama care related item. senate democrats are still in recess. let's bring in our panel. syndicated columnist george will, maria eliason and syndicated columnist and author of "things that matter" charles krout hammer. george. >> well, i suppose it's fitting that this president who's the first president who's campaigned for the presidency was his qualification for the presidency is now campaigning yet again. and as he speaks, the more he speaks the more carefully you have to parse his sentences. on sunday the administration said we have fixed -- this is bragging -- we have fixed more than 400 software problems. confession, the launched this thing
the white house may be about to hand insurance companies another massive bailout because of obama care and you'll be paying for it. then, listen up, kids, don't be a maker, be a taker. a 6thgrader getting schooled in liberalism and it might make parents' heads explode. >> i can't raise money, work hard, have a good work ethic, but they can beg. >> they told her to beg, but we beg to differ. cashing in, always seeking the truth, starts right now. >> hi, everyone. detroit is beaten, burned out and now bankrupt but a beam of bright light is emerging from the right. this an exclusive interview you will see only here. senator rand paul joins us from the motor city. tell us what your plan consists of. >> this is a free market plan to rescue detroit. weapon don't rescue detroit by taking money from houston or atlanta. we rescue detroit by leaving more money in detroit. what we've devised a plan that would dramatically lower taxes in detroit, bring the corporate income tax down to five percent, the personal income tax down to five percent, make the capital gains tax zero, take the payroll tax
. is an obama care bailout already in the works? the white house offering insurance companies something you probably never heard about but should. ?Ñ?Ñ >>> first it was broken promises over keeping your doctor and your health plan. now this. >> no more taxpayer funded bailouts, period. >> this week the white house quietly offering insurance companies another obama bailout. it would offset costs for reinstating policies cancelled due to the health care law. this is on top of a trillion dollars we're giving insurers to offer more affordable coverage. michelle, guess who is going to pay for another bailout. >> here he is basically buying out insurance companies on top of providing them with a trillion dollars in subsidies for the next ten years and now we learn about a little known provision that basically says if insurance companies suffer losses three years after the implementation of obama care, we are the ones who are going to reimburse and compensate insurance companies for their losses. it's ridiculous. >> risk corridor is going to cost a trillion dollars and then the "new york times"
details a head. >> and waiting for word from the white house. how will the president sell obama care today. and what do you want to hear, up next. -wow! -that feels wow! [ male announcer ] oral-b deep sweep, featuring three cleaning zones that remove up to 100% more plaque than a regular manual brush. guaranteed "wow" from oral-b. #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand worldwide. >> we mentioned ten minutes ago, a report of a man with a rifle near the campus of newhaven in connecticut. we are getting word after being told to shelter in place, students are told to stay where they are. a fluid story with a suspect in custody. the suspect is in custody and the shelter in place order still remains. oftentimes, the police want to make sure they have the entire situation contained and what they are looking at right now. we are watching the twitter account and the website for the school and when we get details from the police we'll give them to you. >> moments ago, a debate in the house to keep undetectible weapons in the street. the many people may be able to use three d printers to make their
. >> president obama speaking at the white house just a few minutes ago with his moving tribute having heard the news that former president mandela has died. by james robbins, our diplomatic correspondent who spent several years in south africa. what is your memory of the time that you were there? >> my strongest memory is of the immense privilege of being in cape town on that sunday in february him in 1990 when nelson mandela walked out. it was of course the most important moment in my journalistic career. you have to remember, if i can take people back in their memory, this was a man, people have hardly seen any pictures of him. his image was and. it was not lawful to have an image of nelson mandela. people were sent to prison for having a photograph of him. he had been suppressed. he finally made that walk to freedom. the very next day, i remember sitting in the garden at the first conference that he gave and i asked him quite simply, what surprised you most as he made that walk to the prison gates and he said, it was a number of white people that have come out among the huge crowd. that
customers. during that time president obama explained, and eventually apologized. the white house claiming healthcare.gov handled 1 million visitors without major issues, the president is launching a massive three-week-long blitz to entice americans back to the website to sign up for insurance policies. >> the bottom line is this law is working and will work into the future. people want the financial stability of health insurance and we're going to keep on working to fix whatever problems come up. >> and so it begins. and this will last until december 23rd, the deadline for people to enroll if they want plans beginning on january 1st. each day the white house says they will plug different benefits that you can get through obama care with help from democrats and progressive action groups. even though we've heard more insurance pitches from the president in the last few months than buill murray endured in "groundhog day." >> just visit healthcare.gov. >> funny you should mention your health because -- >> deal is good. the prices are low. >> i sell insurance. >> what a shock. >> they're leavi
discussing with you a moment ago, i talked to four former aides to president obama. the white house isn't confirming this but all four of them said they expect that president obama will, in fact, attend that ceremony along with other world leaders. we saw president obama come into the briefing room as in the clip that you played tonight where he referred to nelson mandela as an inspiration, an example for him from the earliest phase of his political stirrings as a student at occidental college where he attended an anti-apartheid protest there. of course, nelson mandela is someone who was the first african-american or excuse me, the first african leader, black african leader of south africa which had been governed by a white government, president obama followed in that footstep as the first african-american president of the united states, and he said that he would spend the rest of his life trying to live up to and follow nelson mandela's example. what was so notable about nelson mandela was that he actually achieved in practice the promise that president obama had held out in 2004 at th
at the white house christmas event. right behind mrs. obama a little girl was knocked over when the girl jumped up. the first lady got down to make sure the girl was okay. there were no tears and the little girl pet sunny. >>> a cold front is creating concerns for farmers in gilroy, crews worked to protect thousands of the trees, pulled the cover over rose of small trees. as for the bigger trees farmers are hoping they are strong enough to make it through. the big trees they don't get damaged as easy as the tiny one, but the small ones we have to protect them. >> bay area nurse reese have sold out of frost protection products for gardners. >> you have crops. >> i have lime trees, summertime. i got them covered up. i built enclosures around them and electric blanketed and people in there with warming things. a guy with a fire going and the whole thing. >> you can buy them for 39- cents apiece. >> it's more fun to do it at home. protect your pets. these are the current temperature. vacaville down to 27. peta looma 26. napa, how about at the airport in napa. salt lake city is 14. it is really cold
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illegally. at the time, the white house claimed that omar and president obama had never met because reporters were inquiring about the relationship. now, they have done a complete 180. trace gallagher has a "kelly file" investigation. >> in fact, when the president's uncle was arrested for drunk driving in 2011, not only did we first learn he was in the country illegally, but that's when we first learned he was related to the president. he was asked if he would like to make a phone call. he said, i think i'll call the white house. then the white house told the boston globe there was no record at all of the president meeting his uncle omar. then this week in the boston immigration court, omar obama testified not only had he met his nephew, but barack obama even lived with him for a short time. now the white house says there was no deception. they just couldn't find any evidence to support that the president had met his uncle. it's unclear exactly what evidence they were looking for, even though omar obama was mentioned in the president's book, the white house said there was no mentio
that the obama white house is also to blame for the domestic surveillance scandal. >> what the n.s.a. has done with the administration's concurrence simply turn that on the hem and then go the security route and forget about the civil liberties and constitutional route. a balance is needed and my bill does that. >> the head of the n.s.a. will be testifying before the judiciary committee before the senate, jon. jon: what has secretary clapper said in his own defense? >> well, the director of national intelligence has long complained about testifying public the about the threats facing the u.s. as well as the sources and methods used by the intelligence committee to mitigate those threats. in an interview with nbc news shortly after that controversial exchange, d.n.i. collector said he has great respect for the felt the senator's question was unfair. i was asked when are you going to stop beating your wife kind of question which is not answerable in a yes or no. and it seems whether or not it's d.n.i. clapper or general alexander, they use this definition of collection which is rather, it has to
at the white house. the obama administration is giving staff photographs access to the president that media organizations should have too. good morning from washington. details coming up on preparations for the massive memorial service for nelson mandela in south africa. we are starting with the economy. there have been solid job numbers and major revision for the gd approximate, and a strong end to the week on wall street. it has a bunch of experts predictioning that a steadily improving economy is on the horizon for the coming year. what would that mean politically? health care and obstruction are the clubs are choice for the two parties. they are beating each other up over both issues and both could be problems as well. the economy is the wild card right now. right now things are looking up. on friday we got word that they push the average jobs growth to 189,000 a month. not great, but not horrible. it's an improvement over 2012. unemployment is down to 7% down 18/10 of a point from this time last year and the lowest since november of 2008. we saw a big revision that was up 3.6% in the t
tide earlier in president obama's years in the white house, hasn't the deficit, which was huge when he came to office, been getting smaller. >> largely on the back--the sequester cuts which were a small but measurable reduction in over all spending, but also because of the fairly large tax hikes that have occurred under obamacare and under the fiscal cliff deal that they struck on new year's day of 2013. it raised taxes on higher income earners. it's been by extracting more from the american people and not by the government controlling it's out of control spending. >> raised payroll taxes to where it was for decades before they were cut in an emergency. >> but to american families, that now decreased the amount of money that they bring home. >> when you look at healthcare costs, social security and pension, that's where all the growth is. healthcare is the biggest driving factor. with that we're cutting roads, highways, education, medical research, the things that we ought to be investing in because we're holding sacrosank for folks my age. which i appreciate very. but to end the defic
obama care pitch. former white house press secretary and msnbc contributor, robert gibbs. nice to have you this morning. >> good morning, how are you? >> pretty good. robert, i want to play for you a moment from march of o 2010, march 22nd, 2010, a press conference where you're speaking. i want to play this for a sec. >> look, health care is going to become law tomorrow. i think that -- i can't speak to all of the amendments or all of the shenanigans that will be tried on capitol hill over the course of the next many days. but we're confident that this process is coming to an end. >> right, we're confident this process is coming to an end. that's march of 2010. we are still having this fight. are you surprised about how much resistance and shenanigans there have been? >> no, i'm not. i mean, what i was referencing there was the legislative shenanig shenanigans. remember, this thing -- this thing took, you know, ten, eleven months, and had multiple near-death experiences, and was in, to use a health care analogy, critical condition for many of those months. so, look, i think the white h
. at a white house event touting the fixes and the benefits of the affordable care act, president obama drew a line in the sand. >> i've always said i will work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> let's bring in senator pat toomey, republican from pennsylvania and a remember of the budget and finance committees. good to see you, senator. thanks for coming in. let me start with your reaction to what's going on with obama care, because the white house says they're making progress. monday alone a million unique views. the pages are loading faster, people are able to get on. how do you feel about it right now? >> well, there's no doubt there's been some progress. not enough that my wife could get on yesterday, as you know, all members of congress and our staffs are forced onto the obama care exchanges. my wife made a valiant effort and she's pretty capable person and couldn't get us signed up. i'm sure they will work out the problems with the website. the website isn't
deadline for obama care, so the white house is taking on a new effort to fight back against the law's extremely loud critics. you can find of feel the change in tone from the white house on this subject already. they don't sound like they're playing defense on the subject anymore. the president gave a short kickoff speak about it this afternoon in washington, d.c., and i think it was telling this was the biggest applause line in the speech. >> i have always said i would work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be sure of that. >> on thursday this week, the venue will be different, the crowd bill probably be a little younger, and the president will be forced off script undoubtedly because president obama on thursday is sitting down for a one-on-one hardball college interview with chris matthews at american university. president obama and chris matthews on thursday. the interview can only be seen here on msnbc, this thursday, 7:00 p.m. easte
most. join today. >>> today, we learned about what president obama is planning on doing between now and christmas eve. starting today, and every day between now and christmas eve, the white house says president obama is going to be doing some public thing every day to highlight good things about health reform, and to get people to sign up for insurance. december 23rd is the next big enrollment deadline for obama care, so the white house is taking on a new effort to fight back against the law's extremely loud critics. you can find of feel the change in tone from the white house on this subject already. they don't sound like they're playing defense on the subject anymore. the president gave a short kickoff speak about it this afternoon in washington, d.c., and i think it was telling this was the biggest applause line in the speech. >> i have always said i would work with anybody to implement and improve this law effectively. you have good ideas, bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. >> on thursday this week, the venue will be different, the c
credit where credit is kind of due. this law is working. president obama said it. the white house report says it, and the official white house spokesperson said it. that is three more people. how much more evidence do we need? >> msnbc will figure that one out. health care, period, gov. >> they should switch to comedy. it should just be snl skits. this is what they do. >> your thoughts on the reverend al here. >> i think he's been asking for this for a long time. you have snl and i think it makes a great mix. >> your thoughts? >> it wasn't that funny. >> he is just an actor that is funny. when he walks into a room you start laughing. >> were you offended by the music? >> i felt it was bigoted. we become so grateful for anything that makes fun of liberals because it never happens. i don't watch it. >> it is called hunger for humor. >> nbc and nbc property, taking a shot at their own. >> i think they do a better job of having a bright line. >> well they need help with the ratings. >> you know what will help snl's ratings. >> no, not snl -- >> "the five." >> you can imagine what that would
meant to step on the field. . white house getting ready to roll out a new obama care campaign. brianna keilar is at the white house this morning. >> reporter: with some improvements to affordable health care website under his belt, is he making a pitch again. is it too soon? a live report is coming up. 1ñp farmer: hello, i'm an idaho potato farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? i use my citi thankyou card to get 2x the points at the coffee shop.at the office, which will help me get to a beach in miami and they'll be stuck at the cube farm. the citi thankyou preferred card. now earn 2x the points dining out, with no annual fee. go to citi.com/thankyoucards millions have raised their hand for the proven relief of the purple pill. and that relief could be in your hand. for many, nexium helps relieve heartburn symptoms from aci
and justice can prevail. >> reporter: the white house announced president obama will go to south africa joining world leaders and south africans for the funeral of nelson mandela. there's a major memorial at the national cathedral here at washington on wednesday for this foreign leader held in high esteem by so many americans. >> thank you. >>> late this afternoon the san francisco mayor invited the entire bay area to pay its respects to mandela as well. the mayor has been asked to chair that event. flags on all city grounds will be flown at half staff until sunset on december 18th. there was skirmishes with police. mandela visited the oakland coliseum back in 199 -- >> when he was released and came to oakland for the coliseum, it was so thrilling that we had a rule not only in his release, but in the change to freedom and democracy in south africa. >> during his visit, he called on those to vote, to divest from south africa apartheid. >>> they held a moment of silence before this morning's opening bell. mandela visited the stock exchange back in 2002. go to nbc bay area news and click
will be given a full state funeral on sunday, december 15. the white house has confirmed president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to take part in memorial services. we will have full coverage and area begin in johannesburg -- johannesburg. >> they come from all walks of life and all communities to pay respects outside the home of nelson mandela. the sense of bereavement is palpable. to some, almost private and personal. together,so a coming a nation united in mourning but also in celebration of the life of the man they call madiba. >> people are celebrating the life of nelson mandela. i think he would want us to celebrate his life. >> we kept holding onto that and i hope with the spirit going [inaudible] prepares forfrica a state funeral of unprecedented proportions, what kind of nation mr. mandela leaves behind. is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. lson mandela went to prison and a great young man. committed to letting his enemies by violence if necessary. byfighting as enemies violence if necessary. 2
on sunday, december 15. the white house has confirmed president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa next week to take part in memorial services. we will have full coverage and area begin in johannesburg -- johannesburg. >> they come from all walks of life and all communities to pay respects outside the home of nelson mandela. the sense of bereavement is palpable. to some, almost private and personal. together,so a coming a nation united in mourning but also in celebration of the life of the man they call madiba. >> people are celebrating the life of nelson mandela. i think he would want us to celebrate his life. >> we kept holding onto that and i hope with the spirit going [inaudible] prepares forfrica a state funeral of unprecedented proportions, what kind of nation mr. mandela leaves behind. is possible to overcome hatred and anger in order to build a new nation and a new society. lson mandela went to prison and a great young man. committed to letting his enemies by violence if necessary. byfighting as enemies violence if necessary. 27 years later he emerged preac
. >> being obese is a cardiovascular event. >> one day after the improved website went live, president obama wants americans to give healthcare.gov another chance. >> and the president today says it is clear there's a high demand out there for affordable care. tara is at the white house with the latest. >> president obama is asking americans who need insurance to come back to newly overhauled healthcare.gov. >> do not let the initial problems discourage you because it's working better now and it's going to keep on working better over time. >> the obama administration says more than 1 million people logged on to the site monday and the system did not crash. 13,000 were put in a new system to help during high traffic. they are invited to come back when there is less traffic. 60% of them did. the white house is not yet saying how many have enrolled, but high traffic is proof of high demand. >> despite all the problems in the rollout, about half a million people across the country are poised to gain healthcare coverage beginning on january 1. >> the white house hopes highlighting progress
during a 30 mile per hour turn. happening now -- first lady michelle obama is meeting military families at the white house for the first viewing of this years christmas decorations. the first lady will deliver remarks and then ask military children to join her in the state dining room. that is where the white house chef will demonstrate holiday crafts and trades. soldier finally found his wife an engagement ring. >> and they have found out who that american was. it was ball worker, the -- it was paul walker, the actor killed in a crash this weekend. >> that is the most wonderful thing anyone has ever done for me. >> a never got that perfect ring and quickly married before kyle left for his army deployment in iraq. but in 2004, they say actor paul walker made that wish come true while they were shopping for a ring in santa barbara. we did not give it much thought. we started looking at rings and whatnot. we kept looking at the pricing. >> kyle struck up a conversation with walker and figured out who he was. you know,kind of, it we talked about what each of us did. had just come back from
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